The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine made a decision to introduce the weekend quarantine all over the country as the proper decision was made during the governmental meeting.
The strict quarantine will act from 00:00 a.m. Saturday until 00:00 a.m. Monday. On the weekend, only objects of the critical infrastructure, particularly, groceries, drug stores and transport will work in the country.
The work of shopping malls, sport centers, fitness centers, swimming polls, theaters and holding of the mass events is banned.
Besides, the hosting of people in restaurants, cafes and entertainment facilities is banned.
Meanwhile, the government is ready to provide aid to entrepreneurs during the enhanced weekend quarantine:
- compensation of part of the salaries due to the deadtime; program of portfolio guarantees that should start its work soon (up to 80% of credit will be covered by the state).
- possibility to use the mechanism of recognition of weekend quarantine as force majeure; it is currently discussed with chamber of commerce.
- continuation of the implementation of program of available credit ‘5-7-9’ that allows to get credits for business. The issue is about the refinanced of current credits 0% down.
As we reported, during the past 24 hours, 10,611 new Covid-19 cases were registered in Ukraine. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 489,808 cases of coronavirus infection confirmed in Ukraine. 221,459 people (+6,802 in 24 hours) recovered. Meanwhile, 8,947 people (+191) died from the complication caused by the coronavirus.